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Afton maps out 2011 goals

government Woodbury,Minnesota 55125
Woodbury Bulletin
Afton maps out 2011 goals
Woodbury Minnesota 8420 City Centre Drive 55125

The Afton City Council is working on setting its goals for this year.

During a Jan. 4 City Council work session, council members discussed some of their goals for the coming year.

The goals that the city has identified so far include:

-Manage street reconstruction in a way that meets priority needs in a time and cost-effective manner

- Address sewage treatment needs in the Old Village

- Coordinate the Old Village capital improvements in a way that effectively provides guidance regarding park dedication decisions and conservation easements in PLCD developments

- Be prepared to participate in the earliest stage of the County Road 21 design process

- Create technology committee

- Review industrial zoning ordinances:

- Determine goals for how the industrial district can best benefit the city

- Generate tax base

- Provide quality jobs

- Be compatible with adjacent residential uses

- Limit traffic generation, particularly large trucks

- Consider an interim use ordinance

- Review the ordinances to identify allowed uses that are not compatible with the City's goals

- Uses that generate noise, odors, vibration, truck traffic

- Address flooding in the Old Village area

- Storm water collection system.

- Replacement of the current levee with certified levee.

- Address storm water management needs, particularly in the Old Village area

- Planning to most cost-effectively meet TMDL requirements for drainage into the St. Croix

- Participate in the TMDL stakeholder process to minimize requirements and costs to Afton

- Review the PLCD ordinance to ensure the City retains a high level of discretion in its consideration of PLCD proposals

- Determine the most effective and efficient method of storing and retrieving documents

- Implement the selected method in conjunction with reviewing processes to make them more efficient

- Review GIS mapping -- capabilities and options for implementation

- Have capability in place to enable digitizing new infrastructure in the Old Village area

- Review City Policies

- Review/Update city forms to match updated ordinances/policies

- Consider periodic joint work sessions with the Planning Commission to improve communication, coordination

- Ensure all periodic tasks are n a calendar to ensure timely completion

- Amber Kispert